Name: William „Billy“ Boyd
Day and a place of born: 28.8.1968, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Family: a sister, Margaret, parents William and Mary (deceased)
Status: taken, girlfriend Ali McKinnon since 2002 (scottish actress and dancer); son Jack (born on April 26, 2006)
Hair: light reddish brown
Write with: right hand
Nickname: Bill, Pippin, Pickle, Billy Boy (by Domininc Monaghan)
Favorite color: blue
Favorite drink: malt whisky
Favorite food: Thai
Favorite music: e.g. Radiohead, Coldplay, Travis, The Beatles, J. Hendrix, Beta Band …
Favorite director: Peter Weir, Peter Jackson
Favorite LOTR’s character: Legolas
Favorite comic: Peter Sellers
Favorite animal: cougar
Favorite cartoon character: Daffy Duck
Favorite film: Gregory’s Girl.
Favorite TV program: Simpsons.
Favorite book: Spike Milligan – Adolf Hitler and My Part in His Downfall.
Tattoo: the Elvish character for 9 on his ankle
Hobbies: surfing, music (Billy sings, he’s a strong tenor/light baritone, plays drums, guitar and bass guitar!), drinking
Education: the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama, graduated with a diploma in Dramatic Arts.
Did you know that…
…his first role was the Artful Dodger in Oliver! when he was 10.
…his guidance councilor told him to keep his love of acting to himself.
…he was inspired to act after seeing Star Wars.
…he likes to eat porridge for breakfast.
…he loves to go surfing, which is an interesting interest for a Scotsman.
…he hates cinnamon. The taste. The smell. Everything cinnamony. Except Big Red, cause he doesn’t think it tastes like cinnamon.
…he and Ali have a baby boy named Jack William, born 26 April 2006
…when he was first cast in The Lord of the Rings, Peter Jackson asked him to tone down his Scottish accent, but found that the funny parts just weren’t as funny without it, so Boyd was allowed to use his regular Scottish accent. Jackson and the writers then consulted The Hobbit. Bilbo Baggins’s mother was a Took, and one of their ancestors had, according to the book, invented the game of golf. Since golf is of Scottish origin, they reasoned that Tolkien must have, therefore, intended for the Tooks to be Scottish.
…he Wears a kilt on some formal occasions.
…he won a role as an astronaut in Sniper 470 by doing the best impression of weightlessness while sitting in a chair